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Michael Cristofer News

Date of Birth: January 22, 1945 (71)
Birth Place: Trenton, NJ, USA
Gender: Male

by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

San Francisco's Opera Parallčle and SFJAZZ will present their first collaboration: a new, fully staged production of Champion: An Opera in Jazz by Terence Blanchard, SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director, with eight performances to be given February 19-28, 2016 at SFJAZZ Center.  Based on the life of African-American, bisexual boxing champion Emile Griffith (1938-2013), the production marks both Opera Parallčle's first foray into an operatic jazz idiom and SFJAZZ's first opera. Performances will be given at 7:30 pm Friday--Sunday, February 19, 20 and 21; Tuesday and Wednesday, February 23 and 24;  Friday and Saturday, February 26 and 27; and at 4 pm Sunday, February 28 and tickets are priced $30-$185. For more information, visit www.operaparallele.org and www.sfjazz.org . (more...)

Open Book Theatre Company to Present THE SHADOW BOX, 9/18-10/3Open Book Theatre Company to Present THE SHADOW BOX, 9/18-10/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2015

Open Book Theatre Company will open its second season with an American classic, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Open Book Theatre Company's THE SHADOW BOXPhoto Flash: First Look at Open Book Theatre Company's THE SHADOW BOX
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Open Book Theatre Company will open its second season with an American classic, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play THE SHADOW BOX by Michael Cristofer. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Open Book Theatre Company to Present THE SHADOW BOX, 9/18-10/3Open Book Theatre Company to Present THE SHADOW BOX, 9/18-10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Open Book Theatre Company will open its second season with an American classic, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer. (more...)

Open Book Theatre Company to Present THE SHADOW BOX, 9/18-10/3Open Book Theatre Company to Present THE SHADOW BOX, 9/18-10/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Open Book Theatre Company will open its second season with an American classic, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer. (more...)

Open Book Theatre Company Announces Upcoming Summer Production and Next SeasonOpen Book Theatre Company Announces Upcoming Summer Production and Next Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2015

On the heals of their Wilde Award nominated first season Open Book Theatre Company is pleased to announce their upcoming productions. Expanding on their initial success, they will offer a family show at a new outdoor amphitheater in Southgate and a 5 show second season. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015

San Francisco, CA, April 9, 2015 – Opera Parallčle has announced its 2015--2016 season, which will feature its first collaboration with SFJAZZ, a new production of Peter Maxwell Davies' riveting and mysterious The Lighthouse, and the world premiere of a new children's opera by Chris Pratorius. Opera Parallčle and SFJAZZ will present their first collaboration: a new, fully staged production of Champion: An Opera in Jazz by Terence Blanchard, SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director, with eight performances to be given February 19-28, 2016 at SFJAZZ Center. Based on the life of African-American boxing champion Emile Griffith (1938-2013), the production marks both Opera Parallčle's first foray into an operatic jazz idiom and SFJAZZ's first opera. The complete schedule of performances will be announced and tickets go on sale to the general public mid-July, 2015. For more information, visit www.operaparallele.org and www.sfjazz.org. Peter Maxwell Davies' three-character opera, The Lighthouse, based on the mysterious and unsolved disappearance of three people off the Scottish coast in 1900 will be given a new production April 29-May 1, 2016 at Z Space in San Francisco. The season will open with the world premiere of a new children's opera by Chris Pratorius entitled Amazing Grace, featuring San Francisco fourth graders and soloists, November 12-14, 2015, at a venue to be announced. For more information about the Opera Parallčle season, visit www.operaparallele.org . (more...)

Lucie Arnaz and Laurence Luckinbill to Appear at Coachella Valley Rep's 2015 Luminary Luncheon, 2/25Lucie Arnaz and Laurence Luckinbill to Appear at Coachella Valley Rep's 2015 Luminary Luncheon, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre has announced that stage, screen, and television performers Lucie Arnaz and Laurence Luckinbill will be the special guest artists at their February 25th Luminary Luncheon at 12:00 noon. In order to accommodate its growing patronage, this month's Luminary Luncheon will be held at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower Medical Center. (more...)

LAW AND ORDER's Kathryn Erbe to Appear in DTF New Play Reading, 7/13LAW AND ORDER's Kathryn Erbe to Appear in DTF New Play Reading, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

Dorset Theatre Festival continues its tradition of New Play Development with a reading of acclaimed playwright Nicole Burdette's Utterly Changed. The reading, part of DTF's 2014 New Play Reading Series, will star Kathryn Erbe of Law and Order: Criminal Intent and take place on Sunday, July 13 at 7pm. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival to Present World Premiere Play by Leslie AyvazianDorset Theatre Festival to Present World Premiere Play by Leslie Ayvazian
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Dorset Theatre Festival is proud to present the World Premiere of Leslie Ayvazian's new comedy Out of the City beginning July 10th. This is the third world premiere that Dorset has produced in the past five seasons, continuing a tradition of New Play Development to which Artistic Director Dina Janis has proven deeply committed. "Fostering new work is one of the most important things we do here at Dorset, from our Young Playwrights workshops, to our New Play Reading Series, to these exciting World Premieres. It's a thrilling and rewarding process." Past world premieres have included Theresa Rebeck's The Novelist and The Whore and Mr. Moore by Michael Cristofer. (more...)

EMOTICON ;) Soundtrack EP Available on iTunesEMOTICON ;) Soundtrack EP Available on iTunes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

The original motion picture soundtrack EP for the film EMOTICON ;) is now available on iTunes. Written, directed by, and starring Livia de Paolis, EMOTICON ;) is the story of Elena Gallenti (De Paolis), an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's (Michael Cristofer) teenage kids (Miles Chandler and Diane Guerrero), who are going through their own journeys of self-discovery. Through these relationships and the help of her PHD advisor (Carol Kane), Elena comes to a better understanding of how to navigate love and intimacy in the digital age. Ultimately they develop a bond that strikes a balance between the old world and the new. (more...)

SDC Welcomes Marsha Mason as 2,000th Active Full MemberSDC Welcomes Marsha Mason as 2,000th Active Full Member
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

In May, Marsha Mason became the 2,000th active Full Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), a national labor union representing stage directors and choreographers working throughout the United States. (more...)

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, SEUSSICAL, POE and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 86th Summer Theatre SeasonTHE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, SEUSSICAL, POE and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 86th Summer Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire have announced the Summer 2014 Theatre Season offering classic works coupled with contemporary plays. (more...)

Aaron Eckhart Boards Thriller FADEOUTAaron Eckhart Boards Thriller FADEOUT
by Movies News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

Aaron Eckhart has joined the psychological thriller FADEOUT, directed by Robert Salerno from a script by Michael Cristofer, Variety reports. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris, John Benjamin Hickey & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory BoardNeil Patrick Harris, John Benjamin Hickey & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory Board
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

The American Theatre Wing (William Ivey Long, Chairman, Board of Trustees; Heather Hitchens, Executive Director) is pleased to announce new appointments to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee. (more...)

Long Wharf and International Festival of Arts and Ideas to Present STUCK ELEVATOR, 6/20-29Long Wharf and International Festival of Arts and Ideas to Present STUCK ELEVATOR, 6/20-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2013

Long Wharf Theatre and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas will present Stuck Elevator, written by New Haven resident Aaron Jafferis, with music by Byron Au Yong, directed by Chay Yew, from June 20-29. (more...)

Terence Blanchard Releases New Album 'Magnetic'Terence Blanchard Releases New Album 'Magnetic'
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013

Magnetic, Terence Blanchard's stunning new album is set for release May 28 on Blue Note Records. The album features ten original songs written by Blanchard or a member of his quintet: saxophonist Brice Winston, pianist Fabian Almazon, bassist Joshua Crumbly, and drummer Kendrick Scott. Magnetic also showcases special guest appearances from bass legend Ron Carter, as well as label-mates saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and guitarist Lionel Loueke. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Partners with New Haven Public Library for CLYBOURNE PARK Talks, May 2013Long Wharf Theatre Partners with New Haven Public Library for CLYBOURNE PARK Talks, May 2013
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2013

Long Wharf Theatre and the New Haven Free Public Library announce a series of community conversations taking place in May about the complex issues of race and real estate in the city of New Haven. (more...)

THE SHADOW BOX and The Hard Road Trio Set for Black Box Theatre, 5/9-11 & TodayTHE SHADOW BOX and The Hard Road Trio Set for Black Box Theatre, 5/9-11 & Today
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

Las Cruces High School presents 'The Shadow Box' written by Michael Cristofer and directed by Charles Le Cocq runs May 9 - 11 at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. The performances are Thursday - Saturday, May 9 - 11 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Edge Theatre Welcomes Incredible Ensemble in THE SHADOW BOXBWW Reviews: The Edge Theatre Welcomes Incredible Ensemble in THE SHADOW BOX
by Michael Mulhern - May 11, 2013

First, compliments go out to entire ensemble as a whole for working so well together and building a strong chemistry that drew the audience in completely. (more...)

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